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HPP is the perfect show for NBA Draft junkies and basketball fans. Each week, Rich Harris and the rest of the Hoops Prospects staff cover college basketball and the NBA Draft inside and out, discuss the biggest topics in the NBA, and generally have fun. HPP will also feature guest appearances from various people involved with pro and college basketball, including players, scouts, coaches, writers, and TV personalities.

Hoops Prospects Podcast (HPP‪)‬ Hoops Prospects

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HPP is the perfect show for NBA Draft junkies and basketball fans. Each week, Rich Harris and the rest of the Hoops Prospects staff cover college basketball and the NBA Draft inside and out, discuss the biggest topics in the NBA, and generally have fun. HPP will also feature guest appearances from various people involved with pro and college basketball, including players, scouts, coaches, writers, and TV personalities.

    Top-15 NBA Players, Sanogo Sliding, Miles Rising & much more — HPP S2-E15

    Top-15 NBA Players, Sanogo Sliding, Miles Rising & much more — HPP S2-E15

    The HPP crew rolls out a new NBA Draft Stock Report, talks about Kansas' three-game skid, and much more.  Also, Doc and Mav discuss the Rui Hachimura trade, and get into another debate; this time, it concerns the top 15 players in the NBA. 

    CHAPTERS:

    1.  NBA Chat (2:34)
    With Rui Hachimura traded to LA, what else do the Lakers need to do if they want to make it to the playoffs?Now that the NBA Season is at the mid-way point, name the top-15 players in the league.2.  College Hoops Notebook (40:17)
    Injury Updates:  Nick Smith, Malachi Smith, Kobe Elvis, Jett Howard, Isiaih Mosley, Terquavion Smith, and Matthew MurrellThoughts on Houston losing to Temple at home?Kansas is on a three-game losing streak.  Concerned?Thoughts on Mike Bray resigning and the state of Notre Dame basketball?Of these unranked teams, who has the best chance to go to the Sweet Sixteen and beyond:  UNC, Duke, Dayton, Creighton, Indiana, Illinois, Rutgers, Nevada, USC, Kentucky, and Arkansas?3.  Draft Stock Rising (1:03:53)
    Jalen Wilson, KansasMike Miles, TCUMatthew Cleveland, Florida StateKeyontae Johnson, Kansas StateJalen Hood-Schifino, IndianaLJ Cryer, BaylorKam Jones, MarquetteTyler Kolek, Marquette4.  Draft Stock Falling (1:43:22)
    Adama Sanogo, ConnecticutCaleb Love, North CarolinaDariq Whitehead, DukeJulian Strawther, GonzagaJahvon Quinerly, AlabamaSahvir Wheeler, Kentucky5.  Game Predictions (2:15:00)
    JANUARY 25 — #13 Xavier at #19 UConnJANUARY 25 — #3 Houston at UCFJANUARY 25 — Wake Forest at PittsburghJANUARY 26 — Iowa at Michigan StateJANUARY 26 — #8 UCLA at USC JANUARY 26 — #1 Purdue at Michigan JANUARY 28 — #13 Xavier at CreightonJANUARY 28 — Texas Tech at LSUJANUARY 28 — #12 Iowa State at MissouriJANUARY 28 — #11 TCU at Mississippi StateJANUARY 28 — Arkansas at #17 Baylor JANUARY 28 — #10 Texas at #4 TennesseeJANUARY 28 — Florida at #5 Kansas StateJANUARY 28 — Ohio State at IndianaJANUARY 28 — #9 Kansas at KentuckyJANUARY 28 — #22 Saint Mary's at BYUJANUARY 29 — Michigan State at #1 PurdueJANUARY 30 — #17 Baylor at #10 Texas6.  Mailbag (2:34:45)

    • 2 hr 43 min
    Jett Howard, Emoni Bates, New Draft Stock Report and More — HPP S2-E14

    Jett Howard, Emoni Bates, New Draft Stock Report and More — HPP S2-E14

    Covering college basketball and the NBA Draft inside and out, the HPP crew presents a new College Hoops Notebook and a new Draft Stock Report, including updates on Jett Howard and Emoni Bates.  Also, Maverick Swenson and Doc Louallen have another lively NBA debate, this time discussing the most surprising and disappointing teams.

    CHAPTERS:

    1.  NBA Chat (1:33)
    In the East, the Raptors are 11th in the standings, the Hawks are 9th, and the Heat are 7th.  Who is in the most trouble and who can turn it around?The Knicks are 6th in the East; can that last?In the West, the biggest disappointments would have to be the Clippers (6th), Warriors (7th), and Suns (12th).  All three were considered championship contenders.  Who do you think has the best chance of making a long run in the playoffs?The Kings are currently fourth in the West.  Have they finally figured it out?
    2.  College Hoops Notebook (28:00)
    College action is really heating up; was there any particular game from the past week that stands out in your mind?What’s going on with:UConn — lost four of five, including a home defeat to St. John’sArizona — lost two of last three, including an 87-68 hammering at OregonArkansas — lost four of last five, including a 13-point defeat at VanderbiltTakeaways from Kentucky’s win at Tennessee?Clemson is undefeated in the ACC, with a two-game lead.  Is this going to last?Baba Miller, Vince Iwuchukwu, and Fardaws Aimaq make their debuts.
    3.  Draft Stock Rising (1:04:20)
    Kris Murray, IowaJett Howard, MichiganBryce Hopkins, ProvidenceSouley Boum, XavierTucker DeVries, DrakeMarcus Carr, TexasPJ Hall, ClemsonJordan Walker, UAB
    4.  Draft Stock Falling (1:38:41)
    Dereck Lively, DukeDillon Mitchell, TexasEmoni Bates, Eastern MichiganDaniel Batcho, Texas TechTolu Smith, Mississippi StateKerr Kriisa, Arizona
    5.  Game Predictions (2:03:15)
    1/17 – Kansas @ Kansas State 1/17 – Tennessee @ Mississippi State1/17 – Texas @ Iowa State 1/17 – Clemson @ Wake Forest 1/17 – Georgia @ Kentucky1/18 – Providence @ Marquette1/18 – Arkansas @ Missouri1/19 – Rutgers @ Michigan State1/19 – UCLA @ Arizona State1/21 – Miami @ Duke1/21 – UCLA @ Arizona1/21 – TCU @ Kansas1/21 – Texas Tech @ Kansas State1/21 – Texas A&M @ Kentucky1/21 – NC State @ North Carolina1/22 – Michigan State @ Indiana1/23 – Kansas @ Baylor1/23 – New Mexico @ Nevada1/24 – Kansas State @ Iowa State
    6.  Mailbag (2:23:35)

    • 2 hr 37 min
    Brandon Miller, Taylor Hendricks, NBA MVP Debate & More — HPP S2-E13

    Brandon Miller, Taylor Hendricks, NBA MVP Debate & More — HPP S2-E13

    A couple of new faces are added to the mix, and the HPP crew has a healthy debate about the NBA’s MVP race.  Also, the biggest surprise and most disappointing teams at the college halfway point are discussed, plus a new Draft Stock Report and game predictions for the coming week. 
    CHAPTERS:

    1.  NBA Chat (7:29)

    2.  College Hoops Notebook (27:14)
    Among the many surprising teams this season, there are 12 schools that are either ranked or receiving a lot of consideration in the polls:  Clemson, NC State, Providence, Marquette, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri, Mississippi State, Charleston, Rutgers, Northwestern, and Wisconsin.  Out of these 12 teams, which are serious contenders to make noise in March Madness and which are pretenders?There are 12 teams that received a lot of recognition in the preseason polls who are underperforming:  Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Duke, Villanova, Creighton, Oregon, Dayton, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and Baylor.  Of these teams, which are finished and which could still make a long run in March?In Arizona’s last three games, all of which were vs. unranked opponents, the Wildcats have not scored over 70 points, which included a home loss to Washington State. Concerned?Updated Final Four picks3.  Draft Stock Rising (1:05:09)
    Brandon Miller, AlabamaGradey Dick, KansasJordan Hawkins, ConnecticutNoah Clowney, AlabamaMaxwell Lewis, PepperdineTaylor Hendricks, UCFTaevion Kinsey, MarshallBrandin Podziemski, Santa Clara4.  Draft Stock Falling (1:38:13)
    Tyrese Hunter, TexasPete Nance, North CarolinaAndre Curbelo, St. John'sTaran Armstrong, California BaptistJamarion Sharp, Western KentuckySkyy Clark, Illinois5.  Game Predictions (1:59:48)
    1/10 — UNC @ Virginia 1/10 — Michigan State @ Wisconsin 1/11 — Indiana @ Penn State 1/11 — Alabama @ Arkansas 1/11 — UConn @ Marquette1/11 — Creighton @ Xavier 1/11 — TCU @ Texas1/12 — Michigan @ Iowa 1/12 — Gonzaga @ BYU1/13 — Michigan State @ Illinois1/14 — Kentucky @ Tennessee1/14 — Kansas State @ TCU1/14 — Providence @ Creighton1/14 — Iowa State @ Kansas1/14 — Miami @ NC State1/14 — Wisconsin @ Indiana1/14 — Duke @ Clemson1/15 — Marquette @ Xavier 1/15 — Ohio State @ Rutgers1/16 — Purdue @ Michigan State 

    • 2 hr 17 min
    Keyontae Johnson, Drew Pember, Drunk Santa, & much more — HPP S2-E12

    Keyontae Johnson, Drew Pember, Drunk Santa, & much more — HPP S2-E12

    In the HPP Christmas special, Drew and Rich discuss the biggest news in college hoops and talk about the prospects whose draft stock is rising or falling. They are joined by TWO special guests, K-State’s Keyontae Johnson and UNC Asheville’s Drew Pember.  Also, Santa makes a surprise appearance for the "25 Game Predictions of Christmas." 

    CHAPTERS:
    1.  College Hoops Notebook (6:33)
    Creighton’s blues continue.  Team has lost six straight, the last three without center Ryan Kalkbrenner.UCLA is back in the race after back-to-back top-25 wins.Time to give Kansas some love?  KU rolls Indiana in “The Phog.”Feeling better about UNC?  Tar Heels have won three straight.Duke is still waiting for Dariq Whitehead and Dereck Lively to emerge.  Blue Devils lost at Wake Forest on Tuesday without both 5-star freshmen.Virginia drops second straight, losing on Tuesday at Miami.  Concerned?2.  Drew Pember Interview (44:29)

    3.  Keyontae Johnson Interview (1:15:57)

    4.  Draft Stock Rising (1:32:27)
    Jarace Walker, HoustonChris Livingston, KentuckyAzuolas Tubelis, ArizonaIsaiah Wong, Miami (FL)Brice Sensabaugh, Ohio StateAnton Watson, GonzagaOso Ighodaro, Marquette5.  Draft Stock Falling (2:06:13)
    Julian Phillips, TennesseeJJ Starling, Notre DameL.J. Cryer, BaylorTrey Alexander, Creighton6.  Game Predictions (2:26:53)
    12/21 — Michigan at North Carolina12/22 — Illinois at Missouri12/28 — Alabama at Miss State12/30 — Miami-FL at Notre Dame12/30 — E. Michigan at South Carolina12/31 — UConn at Xavier 12/31 — Arizona at Arizona State12/31 — Baylor at Iowa State12/31 — Marquette at Villanova12/31 — San Diego State at UNLV01/01 — Maryland at Michigan01/03 — Miss State at Tennessee01/03 — Kansas at Texas Tech01/04 — Duke at NC State01/04 — TCU at Baylor01/05 — Purdue at Ohio State01/05 — Indiana at Iowa01/07 — Creighton at UConn01/07 — Kentucky at Alabama01/07 — Wisconsin at Illinois01/07 — Michigan at Michigan State01/07 — Xavier at Villanova01/07 — Oregon at Utah01/07 — Arkansas at Auburn01/07 — UNLV at New Mexico 7.  Mailbag (3:24:11)

    • 3 hr 32 min
    UConn Rollin’, JT Shumate, Jaden Bradley, Dariq Whitehead, & much more — HPP S2-E11

    UConn Rollin’, JT Shumate, Jaden Bradley, Dariq Whitehead, & much more — HPP S2-E11

    Drew and Rich discuss the biggest news in college hoops and talk about the NBA Draft prospects whose draft stock is rising or falling.  They are also joined by Toledo’s star forward JT Shumate, who is leading the MAC in scoring with 19.5 PPG.

    CHAPTERS:

    1.  College Hoops Notebook (4:04)
    Iowa’s Kris Murray has a rough week — a non-factor vs. Duke and is now sidelined due to injury.Illinois has an up-and-down week, upsetting Texas at the Garden and then losing at home to Penn State.UNC gets healthy vs. Georgia Tech — Armando Bacot returns, freshman Jalen Washington debuts, and RJ Davis snaps out of his slump.Contenders or Pretenders?  Houston, Auburn, Maryland, and Missouri all fall from the ranks of the undefeated.Isiaih Mosley, arguably Mizzou’s most talented player, didn't play in the loss to KU; it was Mosley's second game without seeing the court while active.Are the Razorbacks still a top-10 team?  Arkansas rolls Oklahoma without forward Trevon Brazile, who is out for the year with an ACL injury.Creighton drops its fourth straight, with the latest loss coming on the road vs. BYU.Is UConn the top team in the country?  Updated Final Four picks2.  Interview with JT Shumate (48:27)

    3.  Draft Stock Rising (1:00:00)
    Jordan Hawkins, ConnecticutDonovan Clingan, ConnecticutJaden Bradley, AlabamaNoah Clowney, AlabamaP.J. Hall, ClemsonHunter Tyson, ClemsonJustyn Mutts, Virginia TechMatthew Mayer, IllinoisTaevion Kinsey, MarshallJordan Miller, Miami (FL)Jalen Pickett, Penn State4.  Draft Stock Falling (1:31:40)
    Dariq Whitehead, DukeColin Castleton, FloridaJohni Broome, AuburnWendell Green, AuburnTerrance Arceneaux, HoustonDaimion Collins, KentuckyC.J. Fredrick, KentuckySkyy Clark, Illinois5.  Game Predictions (2:01:06)
    Arizona State vs. Creighton (at Las Vegas)Memphis at AlabamaUCLA at MarylandCreighton at MarquetteIndiana at KansasWake Forest at RutgersGonzaga at AlabamaHouston at VirginiaNorth Carolina vs. Ohio State (at NYC)UCLA vs. Kentucky (at NYC)Nebraska at Kansas StatePortland at OregonTennessee at ArizonaAuburn at USC

    • 2 hr 16 min
    Sputtering Sparty, GG Jackson, Amari Bailey, Hunter Dickinson, & much more — HPP S2-E10

    Sputtering Sparty, GG Jackson, Amari Bailey, Hunter Dickinson, & much more — HPP S2-E10

    Drew and Rich open the College Notebook and review the biggest news and developments in college hoops, and in a new Stock Report, they talk about the prospects whose draft stock is rising or falling. They also take an in-depth look at the Michigan State Spartans with Chris Solari from the Detroit Free Press.  
    CHAPTERS:

    1.  College Hoops Notebook (3:49):
    ACC wins the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (8-6), while Big East and Big 12 finish in a 5-5 tie for the third straight year.Baylor has a weird weekGonzaga finds a way to lose in closing minutesMichigan drops two this week, and Hunter is naughty againRutgers is now healthy and beats Indiana for the sixth time in a row, ninth time in 10 meetingsNorth Carolina loses two more games, now four straightVillanova beats OU, as freshman Cam Whitmore makes his debutBill Walton says undefeated UConn is the best team that he’s seen this yearTexas, Maryland, and Virginia win big games and also remain undefeatedArkansas — star freshman Nick Smith makes his first start in blowout over San Jose State; Omari Moore looks good in defeatArizona goes down at UtahCreighton drops two, including 63-53 at home to Nebraska
    2.  Inside Michigan State Hoops with Chris Solari (58:56)

    3.  Draft Stock Rising (1:17:25):
    GG Jackson, South CarolinaAmari Bailey, UCLAKris Murray, IowaJett Howard, MichiganColeman Hawkins, IllinoisRicky Council, ArkansasReece Beekman, VirginiaHakim Hart, MarylandBranden Carlson, UtahNorchad Omier, Miami (FL)
    4.  Draft Stock Falling (1:48:00):
    Drew Timme, GonzagaSantiago Vescovi, TennesseeZakai Zeigler, TennesseeR.J. Davis, North CarolinaHarrison Ingram, StanfordMoussa Cisse, Oklahoma StatePelle Larsson, Arizona
    5.  Game Predictions (2:21:56):
    Illinois vs. Texas (at NYC)Iowa vs. Duke (at NYC)Maryland at WisconsinDayton at Virginia TechUConn at FloridaRutgers at Ohio StateIowa State at IowaWashington at GonzagaArkansas vs. Oklahoma (at Tulsa)NC State at Miami-FLAlabama at HoustonSt. Mary’s vs. San Diego State (at Phoenix)Xavier at CincinnatiKansas at MissouriArizona vs. Indiana (at Las Vegas)Marquette at Notre DameMaryland vs. Tennessee (at Brooklyn)Wisconsin at Iowa
    6.  Mailbag (2:37:36)

    • 2 hr 44 min

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